Newly signed Bellator heavyweight Cheick Kongo will debut later this month against Mark Godbeer. It goes down in the main event of Bellator 101 and is rumored to be part of the Season 9 heavyweight tournament.
Kongo joined Bellator after his UFC contract was completed. He was 11-6-1 for the UFC and ended his run going 1-2 in the final outings. His last appearance at UFC 159 was a first round knockout loss to Roy Nelson.
Godbeer hasn’t competed in 18 months. The 8-1 fighter from England has stopped every win with six of those coming by way of strikes.
Bellator 101 is September 27 from The Moda Center in Portland, OR. Below is the current card, which is near completion.
MAIN CARD (Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET)
Mark Godbeer vs. Cheick Kongo
Rich Clementi vs. Rob Sinclair in the lightweight tournament opening round
Saad Awad vs. Martin Stapleton in the lightweight tournament opening round
John Alessio vs. Will Brooks in the lightweight tournament opening round
Marcus Davis vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy in the lightweight tournament opening round
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com at 7 p.m. ET)
Marcin Held vs. Ricardo Tirloni
Tyson Jeffries vs. Joe Pacheco
Nathan Coy vs. Andy Uhrich
Peter Aspenwal vs. Jeremiah Riggs
Brent Primus vs. Scott Thometz
Brent Alvarez vs. Austin Springer